Lemony Brown Basmati Rice

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Total Time
5 mins
45 mins

I love this simple rice & it goes well with so many meals.

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  1. Rinse rice well. Bring to a boil 2 cups of water,salt, lemon juice & rind, bay leaf and parsley.
  2. Add rice. Return to a boil, then lower heat and cover.
  3. Simmer for 40 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.
  4. Turn heat off and let the rice sit , covered and undisturbed for 5 minutes.
  5. Add butter or oil and mix gently with a fork.(take bay leaf out).
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5 5

Easy way to give a little extra flavor to basmati rice. I have made it with white basmati as well and just reduced cooking time to about 15 minutes. Great side dish.

3 5

Good variation on the standard rice. I did do it with white basmati rice and maybe i didn't quite wing the fluffyness that everyone talks about.The flavor was definitely on the spot, and went rather well with "spicy indian dahl recipe"